Presented by Chef Christian Apetz
Saturday, June 13, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Ever want to learn how to cook from a trained chef? Now is your chance. Chef Christian Apetz, executive chef of the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, welcomes you to a cooking class featuring two of his favorite fast dinner dishes he prepares in a pinch in the summer. How does chicken with roasted garlic couscous, herbs and tomato caper relish sound? And honey sriracha-glazed organic salmon with grapefruit avocado salad, mizuna and walnut pesto? You’ll get to learn how to make—and eat—both dishes! He’ll also teach you to make one of his favorite summer desserts—Grand Marnier chocolate mousse with a candied orange rind. To top off the class, you’ll learn how to mix a fun fresh summer cocktail.
The Jungle Lady
Presented by Linda Esser
Saturday, June 13, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 per family
Attention, families! The Jungle Lady is bringing wildlife to you—and you don’t even have to leave the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa! Sponsored by Big Buzz, this interactive show offers you a chance to get up close and personal with reptiles! That’s right, it’s a travelling petting zoo where you can touch and hold exotic animals like a giant African Tortoise, Burmese Python, Central Bearded Dragon, and African Pygmy Hedgehog, all while the Jungle Lady teaches you fun facts about their natural habitats, behavior and survival strategies. Don’t miss this opportunity to find out first-hand whether snakes are slimy. (Hint: They’re not!)
Guided Family Hike
Lead by Brett Kessler, D.D.S.
Sunday, June 14, 8:30 a.m.
What’s the Annual Session without a little fresh air and appreciation of the serenity of the mountains? Before you pack up to head back to reality on Sunday, June 14, bring family members and guests to take part in a Guided Family Hike up the Beaver Lake Trail. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the stunning scenery or challenge yourself on the trail, all are welcome. This trail offers something for all ages and abilities. Meet at the Centennial Express chairlift. Click here to download and complete your race waiver form.
CDA Golf Tournament
Beaver Creek Golf Club
Sunday, June 14, 10:30 a.m. (shuttle departs at 9:45 a.m.)
Join your colleagues at the Annual Session golf tournament. The Beaver Creek Golf Club, nestled against the slopes of Beaver Creek Mountain, is one of the longest established golf courses in the Vail Valley. Opened in 1982, the course was designed by noted course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and is known and respected for its long, narrow challenging fairways and its stunning scenery. The cost cover green fees, cart rental, practice balls, $5 bag-handling fee, and $10 food and beverage voucher. Parking is limited. Golfers are encouraged to take the free shuttle.
All Day Options ~ On your own activities:
Lawn Games at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
Come play at the Park! Late spring and summer, the beautiful lawn offers lush space for volleyball, croquet, badminton and bocce ball. Play a game of ping pong, horseshoes or cornhole in the afternoon and gather around the fire pit at night for the s’mores happy hour. Pick up your game sets and equipment at the Activities Desk by the pool. To learn more, call 970-949-1234.
Late Night S’mores – Free for Park Hyatt Guests
Every night at 7 p.m., Park Hyatt guests can get free s’mores packets from the resort restaurant to take to the community fire pit. Don’t miss these homemade marshmallows! To learn more, visit http://beavercreek.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/SmoresHappyHour.html.
Beaver Creek Children’s Museum
The Children’s Museum is filled with fun and educational attractions for kids like “Professor Quackenbush’s Workshop” filled with building- and construction-themed activities, “The Computer Zone,” “Toddler Town,” “Banana Jones’ Jungle Science Lab,” filled with science gadgets, displays, a fossil dig and a fish tank, and “J.B. Tucker Showman’s Theatre” with a working theatrical stage filled with costumes and props for the kids. Located just one escalator ride up from the Beaver Creek Plaza, across from the Coyote Café. Admission is free and the museum is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www.beavercreekkids.com.
Beaver Creek Ice Rink
In the heart of the Beaver Creek Village lies the Beaver Creek Ice Rink. Open in both the winter and summer, this picturesque ice skating rink has entertained countless kids, adults and families. Skate rentals are available and a special Zamboni prepares the ice every three hours. The rink’s dimensions are 150 feet by 65 feet. The cost is $8 for children age 12 and under and $14 for adults. The rink is open in the evening only.
To learn more, call 970-845-0438.
Beaver Creek Stables
Just a free shuttle ride away from the resort are the Beaver Creek Stables, offering horseback riding for all ages and free pony rides for kids, 5 years and under. Choose from one- or two-hour rides, a three-hour picnic ride, rides to Beaver Creek Lake or one- or two-hour horseback rides in Vail. At Beaver Creek Stables, the 75+ horses are well taken care of. They are well-fed and watered and groomed daily. To learn more, visit www.beavercreekstables.com or call 970-845-7770.
Located at the base of Beaver Creek mountain in the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, Allegria Spa is a full service European style luxury day spa with a fresh and sophisticated design inspired by compositions found in nature. Revel in the alpine setting, relax in the Aqua Sanitas water sanctuary, lounge by the heated pool or soak in the hot tubs under a mountain waterfall. One of the premier spas in the Vail Valley, Allegria is the perfect complement to your day in any season. To learn more, visit www.allegriaspa.com or call 970-748-7500.
Miniature Golf & Disc Golf
Play 18 holes at the Beaver Creek Miniature Golf Course—the finest mini-golf in Vail Valley. With amazing views of the towering peaks, this challenging mini golf course is right in the Beaver Creek Village. If you crave more action, our resort offers a winding, 18-hole championship disc golf course. To learn more, call (970) 845-7531.
Mountain Gondolas and Chairlifts
There are two lifts just behind the hotel. If you have an Epic Ski Pass, be sure to bring it this summer for a free ride on the Centennial Express (otherwise the lift has a small fee). At the top of the lift, enjoy a game of disc golf! Just want to experience a short ride up the mountain? The smaller Buckaroo Express is also available and free.
Betty Ford Gardens and Nature Center
At 8,250 feet above sea level, the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is the highest botanical garden in the world. With numerous educational programs for children and adults, including mountain hikes, docent-led tours, classes and exhibits, the beautiful botanical gardens in Vail offer countless ways to enjoy the rare and exotic alpine wildflowers and plants. To learn more, visit www.bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call 970-479-2291.
Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum Hall of Fame
The Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum is a treasure trove of ski history and heritage. Its six themed galleries display artefacts, narratives and film documentaries that entertain and educate visitors of all ages. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To learn more, visit www.skimuseum.net or call 970-476-1876.
Gore Creek Fly Fisherman
Gore Creek Fly Fisherman has been offering guided fly fishing trips for over 30 years. Their vast fly fishing knowledge of numerous rivers, including the Eagle River, Gore Creek, the Colorado River, the Roaring Fork River, the Yampa River, as well as high-country streams and lakes is second-to-none. This translates into unparalleled accessibility to the best fishing anywhere with guides that will take your fly fishing experience to another level. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. To ensure availability, plan your trip ahead of time. To learn more, visit www.gorecreekflyfisherman.com or call 970-476-3296.
Sage Outdoor Adventures
Take advantage of all the Vail Valley has to offer in the summertime. Sage Outdoor Adventures brings the outdoors to you with horseback riding, sporting clays, rafting trips, ATV tours, tubing and more! Visit www.sageoutdooradventures.com or call 970-476-3700 to learn more.